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Sophronitis cernua blooming

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Kevin, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin New Member

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    What's the deal with this one? I received a NBS plant about a year ago. It finally bloomed last summer and has continued to do so on every new growth. I just found 3 more buds. :D For some reason (probably Jay's site), I was under the impression these were spring bloomers. Is there the possibility this little dear will be a year-round bloomer?

    I adore this plant.
     
  2. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Congrats blooming it becasue others have told me they have a hard time with this one.

    This is a favorite of mine as well. Mine almost always bloom on the newest growths twice a year. On top of that every year the number of growths keep increasng as well :D
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mine are in bloom right now. I've seen them blooming in June-July in Brazil (their winter), so it may be that it was an import and is adjusting to the different hemisphere. And maybe, you lucked out and got a very floriferous clone. I don't remember mine blooming more than once a year, but maybe someone else knows better. I find they do very well on a horizontal mount.
     
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    Thanks.
    I know this wasn't an import, rather a single plant from a compot someone had acquired. If I remember correctly, I did a trade with someone on the OS Forum and this was one of the plants I received. In any case, I ain't complaining.

    Currently it's growing on a hunk of tree fern stuck in a pot, but I have to change that since it seems to want to grow down into the pot. I'm thinking of just removing the piece of tree fern and hanging it. From there the plant can do what it wants.
     
  5. Magnus A

    Magnus A Ph.D.

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    Kevin, you are lucky!
    I have several and had more S.cernua. Some have not even grown new bulbd and others have just grown! Some blooms on every new bulb and others on every second! All have been grown under the same condition! :rolleyes:
    The latest was growing three bulbs with buds on two, unfortunate I lost the buds on one bulb:( but got some flowers! :)
    http://www.orchidsinteractive.com/showthread.php?t=576